Google Drive Gmail Integration Allows for 10GB Attachments

The search giant has integrated Google Drive-based attachments in its email service so that users can now send files up to 10GB in size. Google Drive is the company’s cloud storage service, similar to Microsoft SkyDrive and DropBox.

Gmail and Drive

Gmail and Drive

On the official Gmail blog, Phil Sharp, Gmail product manager, posted: “you can insert files from Drive directly into an email without leaving your Gmail.” He added, “…with Drive, you can insert files up to 10GB — 400 times larger than what you can send as a traditional attachment. Also, because you’re sending a file stored in the cloud, all your recipients will have access to the same, most-up-to-date version.”

Those who want to mail files bigger than 25MB in size need to transfer them to Google Drive in order to send them via Gmail

Google Drive launched in April,

 

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